Council and WorkCover combining as part of ‘safe small towns initiative’
July 25, 2013
Shoalhaven City Council will be joining WorkCover NSW in hosting a ‘safe small towns initiative’ in Kangaroo Valley next Friday 2 August.
The program will allow small business owners, managers and employees to ask questions and receive free advice regarding work health and safety, injury management and return to work practices.
Mayor, Joanna Gash said Council was working with WorkCover through the ‘safe small towns initiative’ to ensure local businesses were given every opportunity to provide a safe work environment.
“Some small business owners can find it challenging dedicating resources to work health and safety issues while using their other resources to keep the business running,” said Clr Gash.
“However, it is vital that all employers meet their obligations in terms of health and safety in the workplace, this is not an issue isolated to larger corporations.
“I would certainly encourage local residents to attend the Kangaroo Valley drop in session next Friday and receive industry-specific advice from Council and WorkCover representatives.”
Shoalhaven City Council will be joining WorkCover NSW in hosting a ‘safe small towns initiative’ outside the Kangaroo Valley Community Hall, Kangaroo Valley between 8.30am - 4pm.